Virginia Hughes

Virginia Hughes

Associate Professor

Office Location:
303D Willard Hall


  • Ph.D, Public Policy and Public Administration, Auburn University,
    Dissertation: Determinants of National Policy on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Selected Countries: A Comparative Study
  • M.S., Biomedical Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Thesis: The Effect of Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 on Hematopoietic Stem Cells Isolated from Umbilical Cord Blood
  • B.S., Medical and Research Technology (School of Medicine), University of Maryland, Baltimore


Scholarly Activity

I am a recipient of the AABB-Fenwal Research Award for Transfusion associated Immunosuppression using CD4 cells and bioluminescence and the ASCLS Graduate Student Research Award for The Effect of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 on hematopoietic stem cells. I authored the first Specialist in Blood Banking Study Guide and have written numerous book chapters and articles in hematology and immunohematology.

  • Donor Selection. In: Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, 7th ed. Denise Harmening (in press)
  • Immunohematology. In: Medical Laboratory Science Review, 5th ed. Robert Harr (in press)
  • Specialist in Blood Banking Study, Guide 3rd ed. Virginia Hughes


  • MEDT 375 Statistics and Research Methods